Initial Descent: August 11 – 17, 2019

Cerebral Rot
Cerebral Rot – photo courtesy of Desi Hermann

Last week was bit of a blur what with all the news items and “theories,” Tool takes and thinkpieces keep coming in by the truck load, and Gatecreeper dropped a ballad off their upcoming album…a ballad. New week and new metal, so let’s do that.

Cerebral Rot go the caveman death metal route (in this case, a very good thing) on their debut, Devourment break a six year silence with their trademark brutal-techy-slammy death metal, Unburnt unleash blackened death metal hell across their four track EP, and Dialith bring unbridled symphonic power on their debut full length. Focus on this week and forget last week but don’t put away the popcorn just yet.

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CANTO: Batushka, Monolord, GosT, and More

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I’m gathering that I’m not supposed to like both Batushka things happening. I’m also gathering that I don’t care.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Drab Majesty, Devourment, Metal & Beer Fest, and More

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I’m bored.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Tau Cross, Demon Hunter, Full Terror Assault, and More

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Two days in a row? Yesh.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Concert Review: Yob, Voivod, and Amenra, 4.3.2019

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You may recall my absolute mess of thoughts and words from three weeks ago, where I talked about a couple shows I attended at the end of March. Well, we’ve finally reached the second phase of my 2019 concert review installment thingy. (I skipped the first shows I went to for some reason.) Based on the headline above, you might think this little piece only discusses one evening of metal. But oh how wrong you would be. Well, actually only a little wrong. You see, not only was I fortunate enough to attend the Yob, Voivod, and Amenra show at the Royale on the 3rd, but I also had the opportunity to checkout the Portland date of this tour at Geno’s the night before. Let’s talk about those two nights, yeah?

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